Sporty Style for January

Ho hum. Christmas is over, Hogmanany has been and gone, and it’s January. Everyone and their aunt are in the gym, and all we hear about is diets, detox, and exercise. Yes, it is good to indulge less after the festive season, but we’re not here to preach to you about your lifestyle. (We are a fashion blog after all).

So, we’re turning this new year, new you on its head, and bringing you some sporty style which isn’t actually, well, for sport.

Sporty style is great off the court/track/field/pitch, right? Let’s start with French Connection who have a few new pieces in store that could be sportswear – but they’re not, and you don’t need to raise an arm or a leg whilst wearing them. We love these stripe detail trousers (£75), and cute dress (£65).

Sporty style French ConnectionHave a bit of a laugh with January with this fab ‘GREY’ motif t-shirt from H&M (£12.99). And team this cute grey, red-trimmed vest (£7.99, New Look) with a midi skirt for a sporty style of your own.

sporty style greyIt’s a body, right, not a leotard. You could do dance in it, or yoga, or just strut around like Madonna. We prefer the latter. And we prefer to team it with high waisted jeans or a full skirt even more. This fab body is £25 at JOY – and it’s on a buy one get one free offer.

sporty style body suitsYes, this is a yoga bag (£25, Claire’s Accessories). The clever little side zips mean you can slot your yoga mat into it. But no-one said you have to. You can carry this cute bag, and never ever do a salutation to the sun. We won’t tell if you won’t.

sporty style yoga bagH&M’s sporty style bodycon dress (£12.99) states we are unavailable for the gym, or running club, right?

H&M dress sporty styleWe love tennis. Watching it, that is. Get some Wimbledon-esque sporty style with this fabulous drop waist white dress (£22.99, New Look) and super smart retro-style shades (£16, FrostFrench @ Debenhams)

sporty style whitesTrainers are not just for training. Even the really sporty ones. We love these Nike Juvenate trainers in gorgoeus mint green (£72, Schuh) and New Look’s black, very similar version (£22.99)

sporty style shoes useFancy a swim? Yes, so do we. Maybe when we go on holiday. Best get a new swimsuit in now though. BHS’s sporty style swimsuit (£22) is perfect for when we do actually want to swim properly. But we just love this J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams green print halterneck cossie (£42).

sporty style swimsuitNew Look’s Bowling bag (£22.99) is perfect for anything but bowls, agreed?! And we love the sporty style stripes of this lovely Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams clutch (£35).

sporty style bagsFinally, a gorgeous hat (£22, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams) to keep the sun off – get this on your spring wishlist now. Don’t they wear these for cricket or something…?!

sporty style hat